Plateresque Plat`er*esque", a. [Sp. resco, from plata silver.] (Arch.) Resembling silver plate; -- said of certain architectural ornaments. [1913 Webster]

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  • plateresque — [ platrɛsk ] adj. • 1877; esp. plateresco, de plata « argent » ♦ Didact. Se dit d un style d architecture et de décoration de la Renaissance espagnole caractérisé par des ornements baroques (comme le manuélin portugais). ● plateresque adjectif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Plateresque — refers to the 15th and 16th century art form in Spain, characterized by an ornate style of architecture. This form was soon transferred to Spanish owned colonies in America. The terms means, in the manner of a silversmith. Distinct examples of… …   Wikipedia

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  • plateresque — /plat euh resk /, adj. (sometimes cap.) noting or pertaining to a 16th century style of Spanish architecture characterized by profuse applications of delicate low relief Renaissance ornament to isolated parts of building exteriors. [1835 45; < Sp …   Universalium

  • plateresque — adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Spanish plateresco, from platero silversmith, from plata silver Date: circa 1864 of, relating to, or being a 16th century Spanish architectural style characterized by elaborate ornamentation… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plateresque — adjective Pertaining to an ornate style of architecture of 16th century Spain suggestive of silver plate …   Wiktionary

  • plateresque — [ˌplatə rɛsk] adjective (especially of Spanish architecture) richly ornamented in a style suggesting silverware. Origin C19: from Sp. plateresco, from platero silversmith , from plata silver …   English new terms dictionary

  • plateresque — plat·er·esque …   English syllables

  • plateresque — /plætəˈrɛsk/ (say platuh resk) adjective denoting an ornate style of architecture much used in 16th century Spain, characterised by many ornamental motifs. {plater (stem of Spanish platero silversmith) + esque} …   Australian English dictionary

  • plateresque — adj. richly ornamented in a style suggesting silverware. Etymology: Sp. plateresco f. platero silversmith f. plata silver …   Useful english dictionary

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